Category: Frugal Tips

Should You Bike to Work to Save Money…and Lose Weight?

If you are at all familiar with the personal finance blog space, then you might have heard of Mr. Money Mustache. He is really big into creating a culture of bucking the norms of culture and retired at the age of 30 years old. His retirement story has been predicated on an extremely high savings rate …

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How to Prepare for the Greater Depression?

“I believe we live in a great country – a country great enough to help a man when he’s in trouble.” – Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man Last week I posted on how to invest in volatile times and the markets this week have people even more nervous as the market has lost more than …

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The Perks of Community

Always support the head. Have the new diaper ready. Sleep is for wimps. It pays (literally) to live in close community with other people. These are all lessons I’ve learned in the past two weeks after the birth of our first baby! I was reflecting with an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards the people we …

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Dealspotr Review: Why You’ll Want to Start Your Coupon Search Here

I first learned about Dealspotr last year and thought, “Oh, great, another coupon site. Just what we needed.”  But after an initial review of the site and having a look around, the folks at Dealspotr were on to something totally different than many of the other coupon / deal sites out there. The typical online coupon …

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Should I Repair an Old Car or Buy a New One?

This past week I started hearing some weird noises from my 12 year old van. Anytime I started my air conditioning unit it started making a sputtering noise. So, I took it into the repair shop that I regularly have all my maintenance done at. After getting it inspected they told me that the air …

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Spreadsheeting Your Entire Life

I’ve got an addiction. An addiction that needs to be dealt with and some support group needs to be formed. Here is my addiction…I love utilizing spreadsheets! I do! I love them so much that I spreadsheet everything in my life. There. I did it. I admitted it. Step #1 on my way to recovery.  …

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Protect Your Money Makers

This past weekend I traveled to see my in-laws, and I had a good conversation with my father-in-law while playing cards. I’d mentioned how I had almost hurt my hands, and he said to me, “You need to make sure you protect those money makers.” Hmm. It was interesting that he referred to my hands …

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When There’s Nothing Left to Cut

The following guest post is from one of my good friends and fellow debt freedom fanatic, Mrs. Picky Pincher. In this post she describes what her and her husband do when they think they can’t trim their budget anymore. I can definitely relate to their story in how I scour over my budget looking for …

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How to Lower Your DIRECTV Bill

This past year marked our nine year anniversary of using DIRECTV for our TV service. This relationship has lasted a lot longer than I ever thought it would. However, that doesn’t go without saying that the relationship hasn’t had its bumps and bruises. Like any human relationship, it’s about give and take, and our experience …

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